Skywarn Spotter Convective Basics

Skywarn Spotter Convective Basics
DillmanRanch 2017-08-21 17:33:36

great knowledge
K4LFD 2017-08-21 16:33:32

Great experience
Arlie 2017-08-21 02:53:00

The questions had not been taught before the test was taken
Sam453 2017-08-19 15:54:40

great format and info
woolfmaster 2017-08-18 20:43:16

Very good Lesson. A must for Skywarn spotters.Great source of Cloud data and types.
kk4zdk 2017-08-18 09:33:09

Great lesson
navinsinghweather 2017-08-12 00:33:57

The pictures to describe the various cloud or storm features were very helpful.
LReene 2017-08-11 18:13:05

Very good comprehensive study guide for SKYWARN Spotter training.
ahouston2973 2017-08-11 17:43:08

informative, I definitely learned a lot about storm characteristics
Bkay71 2017-08-10 12:41:08

Love learning about this stuff. You never know when training might come in handy.
melmc 2017-08-07 15:41:05

Questions were structured much better in this one. Less ambiguity, example - number of choices.
evanstll 2017-08-05 23:00:46

The scenario driven learning is a good format for bringing situational circumstances to training.
notyarbllewe 2017-08-04 10:35:14

I liked the lesson a lot. That is all I can really say.
Randyberry71835 2017-08-03 20:45:14

i learned a lot.
Apatrick 2017-07-28 12:44:13

Great lesson and information.
K1WC 2017-07-26 16:08:37

I feel well educated :-)
BBennington 2017-07-25 01:13:04

Living in Western New York the weather can change day to day and on some days minute to minute! This is a great way to familiarize yourself with weather and what to look for and report!
dolson6 2017-07-24 14:48:36

I had alota of fun learning on module and taking quizzes.
greg.dreelin 2017-07-23 22:12:59

Loved this course easy to follow and understand
KD0QWA 2017-07-21 11:09:31

valuable information with good examples
jeremiah.kubiak 2017-07-20 23:49:54

very nice
h7841 2017-07-20 10:25:04

great material
krisjack69 2017-07-18 23:56:01

It was imformative about storm spotting. I liked it but the videos were kinda corny lol.
sarah.chalifoux 2017-07-16 07:41:09

This was a great quiz. I learned a lot in the lesson.
tallard 2017-07-16 07:40:41

it wuz gud
voodoobme 2017-07-15 19:47:16

Very good lesson that I've already started using with the severe weather we have been having in our area.
2017-07-14 17:36:21

Cloud Identification is always a challenge in storm environments. This Course presents copious amounts of photos to gain familiarity with these cloud types. Safety concerns (ACES) are well covered.
Muddawg62 2017-07-14 12:08:13

T-44 2017-07-13 13:24:05

Techboy788 2017-07-11 22:10:31

This quick was really cool.
Aubreyz10" 2017-07-11 22:02:56

Enjoyed this lesson has lots of great pictures!
Weatherman2076 2017-07-10 18:31:48

Great lesson
N2DDC 2017-07-10 15:33:11

cloiselle 2017-07-08 19:03:44

Only issue is that I wish the ending quiz had more explanation and was easier to understand what answers I answered incorrectly and what was the correct responses. Otherwise, great and easy to understand lesson. 2017-07-07 19:12:10

Outstanding program...only caveat is confusion using the program with iPad device. 2017-07-07 07:24:19

Decent course that covered the basics of storm and definitely reinforced the need for safety
Cmassruha 2017-07-06 17:54:22

was a simple format and very easy to understand
majones1 2017-07-04 18:59:14

The photo gallery was especially helpful for learning the various features of thunderstorms and other weather elements
dwincelowicz 2017-07-02 20:23:36

TiGolfer12883 2017-07-01 13:22:09

Great lesson for anyone, particularly anyone interested in the weather.
tneicna 2017-07-01 00:01:23

Great lesson.
Jlukancic 2017-06-30 19:24:37

getty19 2017-06-29 21:52:34

I would try to include video of some of these storm patterns. Seeing how they form/move would be awesome.
Mogo55 2017-06-29 15:14:25

don't be afraid , its just a quiz and there's learning to do , this helps a lot .
nnbttt 2017-06-28 17:03:03

Lovely course for identifying tornadoes. I walked away feeling safer.
kdashworth 2017-06-27 13:10:23

I would like to be able to see what I got wrong.
gman6299 2017-06-27 01:24:39

nice format and well done with the exception of the videos. The videos should be animated to give a better understanding of the movements of updrafts and such.
whitewolf6 2017-06-25 15:54:47

This lessons teaches a great deal of structure about thunderstorms, funnel clouds, wall clouds and tornadoes and also how to use ACES as well as where you should be in a severe thunderstorm. I have been a Skywarn Spotter for 5 years and this lesson has taught me a lot to be able to report correctly and stay safe.
pbaker2017 2017-06-23 15:03:17

Found the entire course valuable
cdleyrer 2017-06-21 15:00:44

Former pilot and was involved with Civil Defense while in school in Midwest.
CoCoRaHs: CT-FR-44 2017-06-21 10:33:50

A great module.
k4old 2017-06-20 06:30:36

lesson are well written, easy to follow. enjoyed taking these lessons
kf4ijb 2017-06-17 20:39:24

Great follow-up to the basic course
McCormackLandandAuto 2017-06-17 19:30:06

So much info to better understand weather events!
Project7030 2017-06-16 18:58:36

More visual aides. Arrows pointing to specific parts of storms in photos.Difference between shelf and wall clouds, etc.
LNorstad 2017-06-15 18:45:33

This was much better than the first lesson!
davidrbaker77 2017-06-14 15:10:08

no comment
phdad 2017-06-14 09:01:12

devensen 2017-06-14 05:32:44

it helped me learn about weather.
N9ybk 2017-06-13 10:10:48

georgial3163 2017-06-12 13:56:50

I throughly enjoyed this course also and am looking forward to getting my skywarn updated.
RKross1 2017-06-12 13:47:57

Extremely informative regarding observations of forming and decaying storms.
donny84 2017-06-11 12:47:15

Would highly recommend this if you cannot make it to a local storm spotter class
WSMcDaniel 2017-06-09 18:19:24

Maintain course content.
bsmith66 2017-06-09 07:28:24

Good review of the basics. 2017-06-07 12:51:24

AKNMET 2017-06-05 09:53:55

Easy to complete this at your own pace
Brandan98 2017-06-05 09:02:55

Good thing to take to be a spotter.
Cwash23 2017-06-04 19:19:23

phillipsws 2017-06-04 17:36:48

Have volunteered as a storm spotter for over 10 years. Retired educator.
JessFerguson 2017-06-04 16:44:57

This lesson has taught me a good bit about spotting certain patterns in approaching storms.
latinatrstronggood@g 2017-06-04 15:11:01

Its very knowledgeable
bigdaddyjo 2017-06-04 14:34:38

yes I would.
marioalcoser 2017-06-01 15:04:59

mweindling 2017-05-29 18:06:54

Sometimes the images and descriptions were difficult to follow; it would be useful to have particular regions of the image highlighted to show exactly WHAT led to the conclusions of the description. Other than that, everything was clear and easy to follow.
percussion 2017-05-29 16:28:06

This module helped me learn a lot more than what i knew in the first place i believe it would be helpful for others to
officerzach 2017-05-29 00:56:06

Good information
jeserv9273 2017-05-28 14:34:40

Great class learned alought like it better then going to regular spotter class
Erica78 2017-05-28 00:55:55

Outdated. 2017-05-27 10:52:28

I was not always able to figure out what to look at in the pictures. For instance the I could not understand what "updraft" looked like.
KayCeeT 2017-05-27 06:52:33

The wording and pictures help a lot. very good quiz!!! thumbs up! 2017-05-26 13:45:38

Great course.
AngelMo48 2017-05-26 13:19:53

Super fun and exciting
Ryan.brouch 2017-05-25 07:06:19

johnrechner 2017-05-25 07:06:13

Can wait to spot some weather!
mec535385 2017-05-24 14:59:48

easy and quick
verburg737 2017-05-23 17:09:56

Crossbones 2017-05-21 15:01:29

Shaun456 2017-05-20 20:21:40

VERY informative! Cleared up any confusions I had about this and would REALLY help people without other education.
w2bcx 2017-05-20 18:30:33

The photo quiz was especially useful in honing one's ability to recognize various aspects of thunderstorm anatomy.
hhcribbs 2017-05-18 20:14:22

Great information to help with SKYWARN Spotter roles across a variety of situations.
WB5LFS 2017-05-18 09:06:29

Good use of video and photos 2017-05-16 17:37:48

Great course
fwindian 2017-05-16 09:21:31

I learned a lot during this session.
rjdestefano 2017-05-16 01:07:18

Some of the storm features were difficult to find for a beginner, making notes on the photos would help.Should include motion pictures of certain features like rotation
don2020 2017-05-15 16:51:46

after passing, would like to see correct answers and reference back to materials 2017-05-13 03:02:01

good coverage of what non-wall clouds look like, and which ones may need closer attention.
kpierce 2017-05-12 12:25:32

excellent refresher or first time studt
bigaxe500 2017-05-10 11:59:06

Great course to get you up to speed and understand concepts.
donald.sheen 2017-05-09 01:07:15

This lesson is a great help for any spotter. It is well put together and straight to the points.
NordeenJ93 2017-05-09 00:38:19

Another great lesson for those interested in spotting.
Rmingo567 2017-05-07 16:36:30

I learned a lot from this course.
W5JHP 2017-05-07 13:11:44

I found this lesson to be very informative and helpful in my understand of the weather phenomenons we encounter on a daily basis this time of year.
FMF8404 2017-05-05 12:06:12

Good basic information. ACES
mvallejo 2017-05-05 06:59:49

Good information.
Kody storm chaser 2017-05-04 19:38:16

I loved it very educational
Ringtail#1 2017-05-04 15:13:23

Its OK 2017-05-03 14:10:28

In the Quiz section the question " What is the difference between a funnel cloud and tornado?" is extremely confusing. I got an X four different times. This means that I retook the quiz four times and each time I choose an answer for this question it still came out wrong. The correct answer is clearly not among the available possible answers. This needs to be fixed. The same goes for the very last question. 2017-05-02 13:41:30

very informative, easy to follow.
gollad 2017-05-02 11:08:11

Very informative
DABrock 2017-05-01 16:47:14

A good refresher or substitute if you cannot attend a local "live" event by the National Weather Service 2017-04-30 07:31:51

irbrown 2017-04-29 09:10:24

N/A 2017-04-28 16:12:03

very good
coonhunter038 2017-04-28 06:15:03

i have nothing to say but it was a good test
dneely986 2017-04-27 15:07:22

Excellent! !
maddie.crockett 2017-04-27 06:58:10

it wasnt that bad
fredlcoxiii 2017-04-26 21:42:51

The lesson provides extensive photo examples of weather along with descriptions. These are quite helpful. However, I would appreciate a clear textual description with comparison and contrast of wall clouds versus shelf clouds prior to looking at the photos.
agittler 2017-04-26 09:52:51

Good follow up training and pictures are very helpful
emily.mote 2017-04-26 08:16:11

it helped me learn more 2017-04-26 04:43:28

informative,non boring,direct and to the point
tstryer 2017-04-25 15:29:56

Great oporunity to become a spotter.
Kurtbeasley 2017-04-25 11:10:14

Good course!
Slojohn 2017-04-25 08:27:36

Good Training Module!
NickBaggss 2017-04-25 01:41:27

Very informative
dsarria123 2017-04-24 18:20:16

evanschwartz 2017-04-24 12:51:32

i think it helped me alot
D54 2017-04-24 01:03:41

Very helpful in understanding the different variations of weather patterns.
TCJones1965 2017-04-21 19:14:12

The SKYWARN spotter lessons should be taken by anyone interested in public safety or meteorology. Any person working in public-service would greatly benefit from this!!!
ronniep 2017-04-21 08:01:18

it was really helpfull
madison.chapman 2017-04-21 07:00:38

This is a great lesson!
ShadowDoctor 2017-04-20 04:16:14

Great Lesson with good visual aides
godzilla567 2017-04-18 19:32:49

Half and Half. Words were sometimes unfamilar
gdpearman 2017-04-18 18:39:11

Cool School!
CSanderson71 2017-04-17 15:06:27

The format used in the SKYWARN Spotter program is outdated by 25 years. The amateurish dialogue and sound effects with single image slides is cheap, cheesey, and not at all appealing. This is 3rd grade level at best. The intentionally obtuse wording of questions is incredibly annoying and unprofessional. The goal is to educate, not see how vaguely a question can be worded. I am a writer with a PhD in psychology, so it is not a lack of education on my part. This is obtuse and absurd and childish and unprofessional. This is just like the old "junior deputy" program the police used to do in elementary schools 40 years ago. A real Barney Fife operation.
6zero5one 2017-04-17 08:34:58

Questions on quiz were better presented vs. the first module. The photo examples were very well presented.
Davis25 2017-04-17 04:35:08

Great Lesson's and very Informative. Thank You SkyWarn.
RipRipper 2017-04-16 15:53:23

Include the correct answers after the second attempt ... thanks
AmBam 2017-04-15 13:46:48

Great training. I liked the use of mixed media in presentation and quizzes. It definitely went into a lot of detail. Would be nice to throw some videos in or adding arrows or labels to the pictures to point out some harder to see areas (like updrafts). This expanded on what I learned recently at the Storm Spotting Training we took.
Shawn Chalakee Jr 2017-04-15 00:48:27

I would definitely recommend this to other students who are interested in learning more about SKYWARN Spotter Convective Basics.
Coastal5 2017-04-15 00:46:33

I will share with my fellow dispatchers in my office. Thank you
gcgrant 2017-04-14 16:26:54

very effective in teaching the information
CANOPUS199@GMAIL.COM 2017-04-14 11:35:00

Well organized course. Would recommend to all interested in weather
sgarner 2017-04-14 00:47:59

The photo quiz was extremely helpful.
Fireflight570 2017-04-13 13:07:00

Recieved a better understanding of types of storms and reporting
Atilathehun99 2017-04-13 12:38:07

I would like to see more technical information in the training session
JaySteve0406 2017-04-13 10:30:58

This portion of Skywarn was different however I learned alot more from it.
Nbdw1989 2017-04-13 10:29:58

Thank you!
Ncarter710 2017-04-12 12:09:10

great lesson
Mntaylor419 2017-04-12 01:48:53

Great lesson and easy to do on your phone
Datalley 2017-04-10 20:16:20

This really increased my knowledge of cloud and Tornado patterns. It helped me understand what to look for and the differences between Funnel clouds, Tornados and Dust devils. 2017-04-10 15:49:51

This was a great course !
donfetch48 2017-04-10 09:22:36

Very well produced course. Concise and easy to understand.
BohKyle 2017-04-09 20:10:36

It was good.
andee.hirsch 2017-04-09 16:34:09

Loved it!
matthewblittle 2017-04-09 15:41:40

Great lessons. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to learn the basics of storm spotting, even if they are not going to be part of the SKYWARN program. Of course, please do be a part of the SKYWARN program! I have also used elements of this lesson in exams geared toward middle school/high school students, the images are particularly useful in education.
rwwilkinson 2017-04-09 11:32:55

Great course; very informative. I might add some time-lapse videos of severe weather formation.
Flpert 2017-04-08 23:24:30

Take the class its a good refresher
armckennon 2017-04-07 12:28:57

really enjoyed this
theafwarrior1892 2017-04-06 11:23:22

A little more detailed look into weather spotting and awareness.
spo2194 2017-04-05 20:12:13

Great information and easy to follow and understand.
w2 2017-04-05 10:41:22

Excellent Course
DanicaFlyte 2017-04-05 10:20:37

In-depth and informative lesson with a multitude of examples showing the difference between actual weather phenomena and look-alikes with helpful commentary describing each photograph. I appreciated the volume of examples for training purposes. (Only constructive criticism is the question about prior experience in this subject area. None of the choices were applicable as I've never had the opportunity to learn this in school, am not employed in this field, and do not teach it, yet have been active Skywarn storm spotter for years and now through ARES/RACES. I'd suggest an additional choice as that of trained volunteer.
momdavies 2017-04-04 22:06:43

The pictures were so helpful. Loved this course!
NikkiSparks 2017-04-04 17:39:49

Would recommend this to anyone who wants to learn more.
Anthony806 2017-04-04 16:34:13

Joe_king99 2017-04-04 16:34:07

Very informative, not too difficult.
ryan518 2017-04-04 15:40:32

This is the second test after the role of a skywarn spotter and this had some confusing vocab words that were hard and didnt do a very good job of explaining them but still, it had lots of scnarios with bunch of photos and life expreiences so that if you were acutually there and pick your adventure thing. Very good teaching by the practice which is why i got 93 percent on the quiz.
AB4VT 2017-04-04 13:41:45

Good visuals.
netsrac 2017-04-04 10:13:13

ke0fch 2017-04-02 23:54:16

Wonderful training format!!!
jojanet 2017-04-02 18:06:48

This lesson was an excellent source of understanding the very basics of weather. It explains information in a very understandable m weatheranner. Highly recommended for anyone interested in weather.
lydwas12 2017-03-31 23:53:24

The lesson has very good pictures for learning to identify storm features.
dlbeatty 2017-03-31 20:34:32

It would be nice to see a video or slides with arrows pointing to what the picture is talking about.
JD Burrow 2017-03-31 09:45:44

Great information and well worth the time.
W5WDD 2017-03-30 22:22:34

Now I know what to do and when to do it at a good time. I also learned to prepare for any dangerous situations coming my way.
ecoevangelical 2017-03-30 13:37:40

A great learning experience, and a great investment of my time. Would recommend this to everyone.
rodhutt 2017-03-30 05:12:09

Very helpful.
Lazyeagle 2017-03-29 19:32:04

Great Course to present to others
grizgrover 2017-03-29 19:21:37

Learned more from this online approach than NWS Skywarn training sessions.
kd5dlj 2017-03-29 11:57:36

This was a very easy to understand and beneficial course related to Skywarn Storm Spotting. I highly recommend this course to amateur radio operators who are interested in Skywarn and want to be involved in the program.
dean1984 2017-03-29 10:09:31

Good test
roblit79 2017-03-28 22:38:06

Easy to follow and understand.
jkgourd 2017-03-28 17:23:33

Excellent course to see the basics. Cloud information was very helpful.
kayquail 2017-03-28 17:12:44

Very informative and easy to understand, helpful for anyone living in areas with this kind of weather - regardless of occupation, et cetera.
bettsronald569 2017-03-27 22:18:02

This was a very informative course
mandi2880 2017-03-27 22:00:21

Vety informative
mandi2880 2017-03-27 22:00:20

Vety informative
dotmhg7 2017-03-27 12:28:58

amedard 2017-03-27 00:36:44

It would be helpful to me to have a study sheet with basic definitions and facts.
bkroberts 2017-03-26 20:51:06

Excellent source for understanding some weather basics.
Tracker77 2017-03-26 09:27:31

This lesson prepared me to start spotting and to be ready for dicey or sticky situations that may arise during my spotting
DaveK 2017-03-25 12:17:04

This was helpful
Dave Boyt 2017-03-24 10:31:48

Good intro or review for storm spotting.
joshg123 2017-03-23 10:18:12

Good Training.
Autumnwynd1 2017-03-22 17:17:16

I loved this!
sethro274 2017-03-22 15:18:58

I enjoyed this class. I took meteorology in college as an elective and have always enjoyed the subject
christinadcurtis 2017-03-21 23:28:23

This presentation was informative and help to clarify the differences in clouds, etc.
Train2070 2017-03-21 22:13:48

A great training tool. I learned a lot.
stormy13 2017-03-21 19:46:57

Great learning tool to gain more information!
ncochrane9881 2017-03-21 19:28:37

Visual representations were key in understanding the information listed in written form.
jbrown1118 2017-03-21 16:12:40

Nice course
firemanjt73 2017-03-21 13:03:37

Awesome use of photographs with explanations of various cloud formations and weather phenomena. For someone like me who's job can take me to remote locations where we are indeed exposed to potential severe weather, this training is crucial! Well done!
oldie 2017-03-20 20:32:05

The lesson was very helpful,good training .
chasem22 2017-03-20 09:53:14

Safety is the most important part while storm spotting; and that's not just everyone else's safety, that is your safety as well. I think it is crucial that storm spotters understand that. This learning tool teaches safety very well.
shanna52 2017-03-19 14:26:23

This course was better than the first half of the course, seemed less common sense and a better use of my time
creed moor 2017-03-19 13:12:16

I liked that not all scenarios had a right answer, the world isn't perfect
Timothyb196 2017-03-17 20:56:20

This was HARD. I'm surprised I made a 93% on it. I understand the importance of recognizing types of clouds, but I think a gallery of 155 photos all back to back without any type of individualized comments on them is excessive. After a while, your eyes just glaze over and one cloud looks like another. Also, I'd like to have seen more explanation on the difference between shelf clouds and wall clouds. To me shelf clouds look like wall clouds stacked on top of each other. The biggest thing I'd say is, I learn a lot more from listening than dry reading, so more narrative would be helpful.
ashlabee1988 2017-03-17 20:54:46

I have learned a lot and I think Im going to look into more to learn from
jrmac 2017-03-17 20:36:47

they have to be more specific on the questions. Some questions are vague and could have more than one answer.
sehie1975 2017-03-17 15:56:26

good lesson.
W7EMP 2017-03-17 14:54:05

I would like to see it available for Linux OS some computer users are not using Microsoft os or Apple's os.
chance1481 2017-03-16 21:08:19

Very informative
jay99 2017-03-16 00:33:57

I would like to see more learning on cloud types and videos explaining the differences in type of clouds and weather for spotters to be able to see instead of pictures its hard to see the differences in the pictures compared to videos.
fronta1 2017-03-15 21:26:38

Quiz was on the easy side.
skully622 2017-03-15 19:43:34

Module goes at your own pace which is helpful. Great visuals
Booradly 2017-03-14 13:38:20

Excellent lesson about violent weather phenomenon.
mgraczyk 2017-03-14 13:07:10

Worth reviewing by most people in general, even if only for means of educating for better general awareness relating to weather related hazards. Also helps identify importance awareness plays in personal safety BEFORE a hazardous event takes place.
stormwatcher177 2017-03-14 10:34:10

If you enjoy weather or jjust want to learn more about it please take the time for this lesson
Jwrobinson1986 2017-03-14 01:41:35

Very educational
belangerc 2017-03-13 19:29:13

This module includes information that can be helpful in the event of severe weather.
metwin59 2017-03-12 20:55:26

The terms used in the materials will be very helpful when identifying storms going forward.
AD8EZ 2017-03-12 20:47:50

The mix of reading, photos, videos, and audio presentation were very effective, enabling me to easily grasp the material. Well done!
Nnovelli 2017-03-12 16:26:03

I loved doing this class online this year compared to the in person classes. I felt this was more detailed and tested my knowledge which i loved and it was at my own pace. THANKS!
KE4TZA 2017-03-12 16:20:05

Operating the Gallery pages was not clear to me at first, as I tended to click on the NEXT button rather than the arrow for the next photo/item in the gallery.
OMoore 2017-03-11 13:57:09

videos would help with some examples between funnel and tornado or false tornadoes
Rainman78 2017-03-08 21:29:48

Extremely well put together videos/photos in spotting/identifying convective basic weather/cloud formations.
Jwsurveyor 2017-03-08 16:31:30

Very informative. Including video of rotating wall clouds would be beneficial.
type117 2017-03-08 13:51:57

I will admit that the ACES portion of the quiz was a little tricky, but it is good to know these things down perfectly so when you get in a bind, you will have the knowledge to make you and the others around you safe.
Traumaqueen2055 2017-03-07 21:12:16

very informative and easy to navigate
RNewberry 2017-03-07 21:11:14

tonytanner50 2017-03-07 20:48:20

very educational
WantedMan 2017-03-07 13:41:02

The course met my expectations
jwilhite 2017-03-07 08:38:11

Very Informative
Jekyll424 2017-03-06 21:22:48

Good tutorials, common sense applications and well thought training / lesson plan.
Uly_12 2017-03-06 14:00:07

Lesson was very informative.
nplewis 2017-03-05 19:06:47

faith63 2017-03-05 12:15:05

great course
jplanck 2017-03-05 07:32:49

Thank you for a concise and useful online training course
bradreed 2017-03-05 01:10:37

Good training
TSSAR1701 2017-03-04 16:40:25

Excellent source of education
Coltonroady 2017-03-03 22:23:23

Very good
Ellemichelle25 2017-03-02 19:48:00

Really informative. I learned how to identify different formations.
M6GSN 2017-03-02 15:34:04

Happy as can be
Homeywon 2017-03-02 14:10:56

enjoyed this and received good insight
Laddbrainerd 2017-03-02 10:29:11

I was unable to see the presentations on my Ipad.
CaplanTX 2017-03-02 01:20:27

Great course
watchbox 2017-03-01 14:33:33

no comment
ffkuvfd99 2017-03-01 12:11:49

good lesson
svan69 2017-03-01 10:34:26

FIREFIGHTER6998 2017-03-01 01:03:43

was a good lesson. just wish the pictures pointed to or circled exactly what you were looking at. that way you know you are looking at the right thing. " wall clouds. funnel clouds, rain shafts. ETC."
FIREFIGHTER6998 2017-03-01 01:03:43

was a good lesson. just wish the pictures pointed to or circled exactly what you were looking at. that way you know you are looking at the right thing. " wall clouds. funnel clouds, rain shafts. ETC."
ttruesdale 2017-02-28 19:42:01

Like this, very easy to take and learn
storm22 2017-02-28 18:55:09

frankmc 2017-02-28 16:56:05

Very informative
Brandie.conway 2017-02-28 15:00:10

allendan 2017-02-28 08:38:47

excellent educational material
Harlee 2017-02-27 19:59:50

Maybe add some interactive exercises but this was really informative
kd9hxi 2017-02-26 21:21:43

Very informative course especially with all the media included to reinforce the lesson. Well done! KD9HXI
w9dba 2017-02-26 17:38:13

Great course with valuable information that is presented well
litecomes 2017-02-25 20:26:28

Nice collection of storm pictures.
2017-02-25 08:02:03

Interesting and informative, and was sufficient information without being repetitive or boring. Very similar to in-person training, but faster since you can go at your own pace rather than classroom pace.
Chief30 2017-02-24 22:00:52

Good program.
germaine 2017-02-24 09:14:31

bbrumleve 2017-02-23 05:25:43

Very informative and easy to understand!!!
wd0dql 2017-02-22 20:38:50

Nice interactive course
Cirrusman 2017-02-22 16:45:51

I thought the lessons was a great start to becoming a Skywarn Spotter, even though the quiz was easy I received a 91 first try, I'm going to seek a local certification class with an open Q&A by trained veterans.
Vampire0198608 2017-02-22 11:32:19

I thought the lessons were very educational and that they worry about safety first is great to hear since no one want to loose their lives due to anything including the weather. The lessons were easy to follow and i was able to do them in my time instead of them being timed class that makes it easier on me but all in all a great study and recommend it to anyone that wants to learn weather safety and be a spotter.
chooy721 2017-02-22 08:27:21

MennoHawk 2017-02-21 20:44:16

Great Pictures and videos of cloud formations and scenarios.
blackirish7 2017-02-20 17:21:11

Overall a great review, would like to see graphics (arrows, lines) pointing out exact location perhaps when speaking about a specific aspect of a photo with a large storm
juiced250 2017-02-20 12:51:13

needs to be longer
langdst 2017-02-20 10:10:15

This was a good lesson for learning about cloud structures and such.
leithal1101 2017-02-19 20:57:33

Was very easy to navigate easy to understand very well put together.
orion012 2017-02-18 10:22:17

Good lesson. I recommend it to others who want to be storm spotters.
msanders 2017-02-17 02:26:17

coldwaterfe 2017-02-16 21:59:24

Ok overall
Dragonbard 2017-02-16 14:38:55

I did notice a few of the questions in the quiz part were based on one action being safer than another, however it was not as clear in the lesson itself whether running or holding out in a car is safer action, and a lot depends on what you know is coming too. It would be better to train people to act based on the kind of storm or flood coming rather than just saying staying in the car vs getting out and getting into a ditch is safer during the kind of event. In a heavy flooding area for example you would not want to get into a low ditch even if the storm were coming. It just seems that they need to clarify this point a bit better.
StormShy 2017-02-16 10:37:29

Well done, informative, and concise!
DiannaStratmann 2017-02-16 09:44:20

This course is well defined and very informative. The topics covered was well thought out and relates to everyday situations. Every part of the course could apply to weather related instances.
THEBDA 2017-02-16 07:22:07

federaugen 2017-02-15 20:14:38

great experience.
oscarjcortez 2017-02-15 11:19:56

Very good graphical pictures
K0GEH 2017-02-14 10:23:10

This lesson could very well ease fears and save lives.
shnelleyp 2017-02-13 12:43:45

Just as in the other section, there isn't really useful feedback on the final quiz. In addition, some of the features (wall clouds, for example) aren't explained as clearly as I'd like. It might be helpful to open up a second tab and spend some time looking at additional photos of the various features.
gevans5603 2017-02-12 18:12:08

Great overview
ant90pp 2017-02-11 13:03:46

xbelcher 2017-02-10 18:39:02

I strongly agree that this quiz was very helpful to my understanding of weather. thank you for the information.
randyheins 2017-02-10 13:19:25

Good class
chrisp0926 2017-02-09 23:14:57

Great Lesson
Jenniferhill 2017-02-09 21:01:37

Learned basics to spotting certain kinds of storms .
kwasz 2017-02-08 07:27:50

this is a very good learning tool
bigsky67 2017-02-07 00:22:00

good lessons
jfosnow 2017-02-06 21:07:04

I think video footage would be more beneficial than still frame photos. Also, if photos are used, then using some type of highlight or arrows to point out the specific areas of the clouds being described would be greatly beneficial.
nancynel 2017-02-06 20:49:48

Good information with nice photos. Definitely worth your time.
zerothehitman 2017-02-06 16:37:54

love storm tracking
rvall 2017-02-06 14:11:56

Good basic introduction to severe storms and their characteristics.
Seeker71 2017-02-06 12:45:48

Good lesson, but needs updated.
hnasrallah44 2017-02-06 04:36:28

Love the lesson very informational
Twhitmire 2017-02-05 15:46:45

Great educational tool to utilize.
evanyork 2017-02-05 14:26:36

easy to understand 2017-02-05 08:07:35

Great information
mrtwister099 2017-02-04 18:51:55

I have shared a experiance in High School.
JUSTINCARPENTER2016 2017-02-04 13:40:56

jbtipton802 2017-02-04 13:25:20

Add animation showing what you are talking about, such as lines and labels on the cloud type photos.
ttolnay 2017-02-02 10:47:40

Be careful not to hit NEXT until you have gone through everything in the window or you could miss information. Great lesson, I learned a lot.
Baldwin AmeriCorps 2017-02-01 09:21:24

This is very interactive and is definitely not the typical classroom study or even online. I highly recommend this because it keeps you engaged throughout the entire process.
StormEagle 2017-01-30 15:14:13

I really learned a lot from this.
boogerjr 2017-01-29 18:54:40

Photos and descriptions were very helpful. Flow was appropriate.
N2JWC 2017-01-29 07:43:54

Great examples, the short time of looking at photo galleries is not going to make you a pro. I think it will take time which gains with experience.
riversailor 2017-01-27 13:19:30

A good follow-up course to the Role of the Spotter course.
jholladay 2017-01-25 19:13:36

Training very informative.
KG7UNI 2017-01-24 16:34:09

Very Good Course
KN4AAO 2017-01-24 13:53:56

This helped me to make rational decisions in reporting weather to my local NWS office. Thanks.
Jhodge 2017-01-24 03:05:09

never hurts to review what needs to be reported if we don't do so often
jeffrey clark 2017-01-23 14:42:40

nice refresher
jnmcdonald803 2017-01-22 20:26:10

Great module for understanding convective weather.
AlphaWolf 2017-01-19 13:16:28

very good training. perfect for weather enthusiasts and keeping people safe.
mrtuba9 2017-01-18 18:58:09

Wonderful course! Very informative.
amerritt79 2017-01-18 13:25:08

Easy to use, and understand
emmette 2017-01-17 17:04:39

It was difficult to determine what specific feature in some of the examples of cloud formation types was the defining one.
wd9dvm 2017-01-17 13:53:18

update skywarn
Bert_36 2017-01-16 20:33:38

A good introduction to the basics of spotting and identifying a storm and its dynamics
JesseVFF 2017-01-16 02:09:56

Easy Test For anyone Who Wants To Get Into Skywarn!
NOHaver52408 2017-01-14 20:33:39

I really learned alot in this lesson. What I have learned gives me more confidence in my spotting ability.
jtwrightjr 2017-01-11 16:13:54

Great lesson! The photo quiz was especially helpful in learning convective basics.
Birdbot 2017-01-10 06:32:50

The lesson was very educational and improved my knowledge of storms and proper storm identification, response procedure, and safety. I would have very much liked the quiz to show me the correct answers to the questions that I answered incorrectly, and if it did, it was not obvious and therefore ineffective in that sense.
KM4ZKP 2017-01-09 14:16:33

Great overview of the different types of storms with potential to cause damage.
LDMatheson 2017-01-09 13:11:23

Great training
babydoll3133 2017-01-08 02:21:26

Extremely informative and fun.
leabhen 2017-01-04 12:25:56

Great course for beginners. I always recommend it when I am assisting firefighting classes study severe weather.
Paull 2017-01-02 07:49:07

Very interesting and usefull informations!
TNStormChasers 2016-12-27 00:06:47

This is amazing, I definitely would use this in learning the basics of Storm Spotting.
TSTORMZ 2016-12-26 04:29:40

This lesson is great for teaching spotters the characteristics of clouds to be aware of. Users should take the Role of The Skywarn Spotter lesson before attempting this lesson or quiz due to its information.
glock19 2016-12-25 21:57:20

Great Lesson!!!!
smcnall2 2016-12-18 13:14:07

km4sbg 2016-12-16 01:02:30

nice review
wwhitt 2016-12-14 21:53:24

ahenderson19 2016-12-14 18:55:39

I liked it :)
Messenger 2016-12-11 17:21:27

Very informative.
Thunderstruck401 2016-12-11 15:06:15

adding videos with the severe weather commentaries instead of still frame shots
dhoshaw 2016-12-08 19:53:44

Invaluable information for those wanting to join Skywarn.
bmcgarrett 2016-12-08 00:31:29

Great Course
GetCronk 2016-12-06 15:52:03

twistjd16 2016-12-05 10:27:49

gobabushka 2016-12-03 18:12:02

Awesome online class, wonderfully written, and concise!
091198tobiasa 2016-12-02 20:18:39

The module was a decent one. The voice is somewhat emotionless but the scenarios were well throughout. Might suggest adding a scenario with a male Skywarn Spotter. Equality is key in America.
mckee1dj 2016-12-01 10:51:29

This was much better because there was pictures and practical application. I think this course was much more effective than the last one
copperred 2016-11-27 10:47:56

Was informative, I would do more with the study of cloud formations.
mosesmr 2016-11-23 16:50:08

The videos took a long time to load.
towing888 2016-11-23 10:59:34

it was good
mikedome 2016-11-23 09:35:23

Excellent course. Would like to see more in-depth presentation and more graphics.
sethia13 2016-11-15 11:39:26

Although, English is my second language the format and content were relevant to my understanding.
ashleymay 2016-11-09 12:09:56

i love it!!!
trace 2016-11-09 12:05:42

km5mk 2016-11-06 09:23:58

Dave52 2016-11-04 14:29:30

Very well presented and easy to follow.
vickikibbe 2016-11-03 17:45:32

I enjoyed the on-line training modules and learned alot. I like that I can review sections again if needed.
rmilner215 2016-11-03 02:03:31

This lesson helped with my identification of several elements of weather and the hazards presented by those elements. The cause and meaning of the elements, as well of the indications of what they mean were instrumental.
scottc 2016-11-01 13:54:03

wholscher 2016-10-30 18:14:31

The videos could be more captivating.
bsesterhenn 2016-10-29 14:38:37

I enjoyed the material but the review questions asked about material or terms that was not presented.
rdl014 2016-10-26 22:25:54

Questions and answers are somewhat confusing in the way they are presented
lucasgt5mouragt5 2016-10-26 09:45:59

good course! i like it
ljohnson12345 2016-10-24 15:49:01

Moser7 2016-10-22 14:15:41

Janie Rae Greene Livingston 2016-10-20 13:06:53

useful, informative, interesting
shanemarkr 2016-10-20 06:08:07

Good information, easy to navigate. Enjoyable.
Craigtlowe225 2016-10-19 12:55:08

Very clear and easily understood
Shocker 2016-10-17 23:46:36

A better description of the difference between a wall cloud and a shelf cloud would be nice.
GRANT HOLCOMB 2016-10-13 20:43:18

JRReid 2016-10-13 20:07:40

I would be nice to see the images used have identifying marks indicating very specifically the areas under discussion. Overall a good training but has room for improvement for use by those with far less knowledge coming in to this.
jameshorsley1 2016-10-08 22:21:04

this was a great lesson 2016-10-05 09:50:38

Great course, its short and didnt take a lot of time but the main thing is that it held my interest. there is nothing that i can say to make it any better.
Cindylee99 2016-10-04 10:51:23

Great course. Learned a lot!
sethjustus1 2016-09-30 19:29:55

Great class! Learn a bunch!
KM4WAT 2016-09-29 17:15:52

Very informative and helpful in making reports and identifing storms types.
philipmccorkle 2016-09-26 17:27:26

Nice Lesson
MarkSpisak 2016-09-26 07:49:03

Lesson was very informative. But I would have liked more in depth material on the clouds and wall cloud stuff?
TimRossman 2016-09-24 18:45:00

Great module, very informative.
n5acf 2016-09-23 18:52:17

Very easy to follow the lesson. Well written.
Capesjustin2644 2016-09-23 12:27:57

This was a grand experiance. This taught me things that i never knew before.
Jcssken 2016-09-23 09:45:02

i really enjoyed the course and look foward to doing more 2016-09-23 08:24:24

Excellent photographs.
wildhorses 2016-09-21 16:19:29

Better writing and acting. When you have simulated radio transmissions it would be helpful to filter the audio so it sounds like a real transmission
KG5NBA 2016-09-08 09:29:31

good material
Russ VP 2016-08-26 04:08:36

well structured and informative lesson
abival99 2016-08-11 11:49:48

The format of this lesson proved very helpful and I found it easy to pick up topics
skychaser4 2016-08-04 22:45:38

Riddlebox11 2016-08-02 20:10:22

Good for others to learn more about the weather
MelNowak 2016-07-24 16:24:45

so informative. loved it
swindlebob 2016-07-23 18:30:35

Great training! Would recommend it to anyone.
K8RMA 2016-06-22 23:21:46

Great course for gaining a basic understanding of severe weather and preparing for severe weather reporting if it ever becomes necessary. Every ham operator should be required to take this course.
kimdkus 2016-03-20 16:00:16

After being 20 miles from an F4 tornado, you bet your bottom dollar, I'm taking this class!!! i was unprepared, panicy and had no clue what to do. At least now I'm a bit more prepared. I'm going to move on to be more prepared. F4s are terrifying!!
Aametrii 2016-03-06 15:03:20

It was a good module however some of the questions and answers contained in the module itself were ambiguous and a bit too open ended for multiple choice or true/false in my opinion... The visual aspect was very good. I do agree that side by side comparison of shelf vs wall clouds (and maybe include scud and cold air funnels) would have been useful. 2016-03-02 10:53:40

Great course ! I Loved it .
DarthTaiter79 2016-02-29 21:05:19

Very informative course! I like the mixture of video, photos, reading, and mini-quizzes as the course progressed--I think it's easier to retain information when examples are shown and various methods of presenting information are used. More enjoyable too! 2016-02-10 05:50:49

Better even than the Role of the Spotter course. I'd like to see video examples of the shelf clouds mixed with an actual wall cloud(s) since you can't really tell from the stills. Really like the mixed media instruction and the questions with close possible answers that make you think.
Your Helper 2015-10-07 17:21:10

I enjoyed this module and the previous one very much. The interactivity was very fun and the views were very easy to see.
uptowngirl 2015-07-14 17:32:21

I really enjoyed this course; it was more in-depth and informative than the weather portion of my pilot ground school training. I would recommend it to anyone who likes learning about the weather.
legg 2015-06-24 20:47:15

Learning about weather patterns is very interesting, educational, and informative for daily living and helping others. Also, a great conversation with people. People always talk about the weather.
AD0NP 2015-05-09 22:01:07

Great course, makes you very aware of what is going on around you.
Bravodawg 2015-04-29 22:32:35

Very Informational! The photo presentation was excellent!
AD0NP 2015-04-04 20:20:00

Great course, well put together. Help you understand severe weather and safety for severe weather.
kbolinger 2015-03-03 00:31:30

This was very informative and helped me understand severe weather better.
rrosin 2015-02-15 14:51:04

loved it!
Utah-Storm 2015-01-19 10:28:30

As a Spotter Network trained spotter, I found this helpful. The only thing I would add, are links to online further Sky Warn training to finish the training. Such as live on line training sessions etc.
KE5JVM 2014-12-16 21:25:36

Very helpful in identifying clouds and cloud formation as well as reporting criteria.
adaviner 2014-12-03 17:17:15

Taken seriously, I found this to be informational and fun. The videos were helpful and the quizzes allow you to see if you learned from it and how you did. I learned more than I expected and what I learned I can now apply to life and possibly help others. Thank you!
juststaceymc 2014-11-05 12:06:39

This course is very well done. It provides an excellent knowledge base with regard to convective weather and severe storm safety basics. The photographs and explanations of different storm cloud features are an excellent tool for learning about the severe weather associated with these types of clouds. The photo gallery is also a valuable tool for additional learning and practice.
kontikiman 2014-10-02 14:46:10

Just finished the class. Very informative. Well paced, pleasant voice - well done.
VE1WPH 2014-09-01 20:40:07

A well structured and informative resource for those of us who keep an "eye on the sky". Well done MetEd! Wayne, VE1WPH Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada
satchman 2014-06-02 00:37:49

This was exactly what I was hoping to find in a Spotter's educational module. The material delivered and concepts explained were flawlessly easy to follow along and understand. I'll recommend this to all my friends and family even if they don't wish to be spotters. I feel that everyone should know or be informed of how to read or report dangerous weather. Most important, how to protect themselves.
skater314159 2014-05-19 14:05:08

This is great module. If you like weather and what to know: 1) what is weather spotting? 2) who can be a weather spotter? 3) what do I need to know to be a weather spotter? 4) what is ACES? how does it help me stay safe? 5) what is convection? 6) what are storm and cloud features I might see when spotting? 7) how do I make reports to the NWS? then this is the module for you! You will learn all this and more in this interesting two part class that can be taken right on your computer, where ever you are! After you take this class, you can help share knowledge of what you are seeing on the ground to your local NWS office! Who knows? You might even help saves lives and property!
Coriolis 2014-05-10 21:33:31

Excellent Module for those thinking of becoming a certified spotter. This module gives you the basics of what you will need to know. Highly recommended!
bitnbytwilight 2014-05-05 10:09:07

LOVED the course. Highly recommend to gain knowledge to keeping yourself and other safe.
thunder thriller 2014-04-30 21:53:40

Loved it!! Really great training mod. The only thing that I can give constructive criticism on is that the review questions were worded differently and because of that I got some questions wrong. But it wasn't that big of deal because they were only the review questions and not the quiz questions. At least the quiz and the review questions were worded the same!
joshT83 2014-04-13 15:30:16

Nice class to take you can always use this training no matter where you live it can save lives.
MartyKD8RGL 2014-04-07 14:07:49

For a life long severe weather enthusiast, and a ham operator, this class helped me understand what storm features and observations constitute a good spotter report. Now I can serve Michigan and help save lives during severe weather events/ Thanks MetED!
DW74w 2014-04-03 16:06:08

Very informative! Great media and easy to understand!
Pake Sr 2014-03-27 14:54:12

Excellent course that is very informativeand,great work with the picture senerios.
Firedog426 2014-03-25 21:02:21

Excellent module. Good use of scenario and written content with pictures.
Bsenti 2014-03-14 11:29:46

Excellent program with a variety of teaching styles to fit anyone's learning ability.
vwprinsesse 2014-03-03 16:08:33

This is a very useful course and employs a lot of great photographic examples to illustrate the real and look-alike phenomena Skywarn volunteers may encounter in their duties. At the end, I would highly recommend going through the Photographic quiz, think about what you see in each photo, then click for the answers to see how close you got. It took some time to do this but was extremely useful in hammering home the characteristics of clouds/storms.
cjceer 2014-02-26 17:56:45

I could better understand the information if a summary of the correct answer was presented - understand you don't want to provide exact scoring so cheating would be reduced. Good information. Thanks
bobga48 2014-02-05 11:31:51

Good information provided. Need better explanation of wrong answers on the quiz. Instead of x for x
rbusch 2014-01-28 11:53:48

very good, quiz was better than previous Skywarn training section, could use better explanation of wrong answers in quiz results
ahiah 2014-01-09 06:48:25

Very informative and user friendly.
randysmith 2014-01-07 01:55:31

Easy to use with great information and on your own time and location.
weatherwiz 2013-12-21 17:13:14

I think the Modules are really great and I would like to commend MetEd. I am an amateur weatherman and the training provided will definitely assist me in doing a better job. Thank you MetEd.
Perryman818 2013-12-18 21:29:40

Great info. Always have had a passion for weather and found this to be very educational.
kg4eyg 2013-12-15 21:01:22

I am a retired Army Aviator and this was a very good basic course on weather and meteorology!
greenheadduck 2013-12-05 14:42:41

great info
nevada23 2013-11-19 10:56:45

W4JKU 2013-10-11 14:22:53

This is an Excellent course for you to take to help keep you and your family safe during a Severe Weather Event. May help someone else too!!!! Recommend this to EVERYONE!!!!
CrownPrince 2013-07-22 18:19:17

Tip top of a weather spotter training program. Learned much. Challegned with valuable information. Will notify many people about this course, and get them interested.
nickyb 2013-06-23 16:59:25

Excellent course, recommended
tboling 2013-05-05 10:45:01

Very good information
gowkaiser 2013-05-04 19:46:52

Excelente módulo! Especialmente la última sección de identificación de fenómenos mediante fotos.
mechanathan 2013-04-19 08:40:22

Informative and interactive!
God's Rebel 2013-04-16 08:47:39

An Excellent Module. Very fun and informative. Gives you lots of pictures of many different stages of storm development.
lycosa 2013-04-04 19:43:27

Excellent interactive media ties in well with the topic.
wyobulldog 2013-04-01 21:27:11

Thanks for a good product to identify storm features and tie things together to give a bigger picture
bbqkeith48 2013-03-30 00:45:58

Good, easy to follow and informative. I like how all parts are tied together in this module.
rneu78 2013-03-18 14:21:27

Great! DO NOT bypass the PHOTO QUIZ! This is where you put it all together with the terminology and actually seeing it! great learning tool for anybody who is interested in what is going on above our heads!...So many little tidbits in here that could save a life! well worth the time!
Badger6 2013-03-07 09:03:19

Easy, informative, important
airbusman5514 2013-03-02 19:34:12

The module is extremely easy to follow as it includes descriptions and the people in the videos are not talking so fast that you can't hear. It's nice, both of the modules are.
Aether 2013-02-11 20:15:16

The module provided a condensed overview necessary to identify convective storms and their major components. The photo galleries were a great addition and helped to connect theory with reality as well as cement the information learned. I would encourage anyone who completes this module to also read through the Weather Spotter's Field Guide provided by the NWS, as it builds on the information covered in this module and explains the life cycles of thunderstorms in more detail.
Lostinrockford 2013-02-09 21:16:17

Great course and a great way to learn storm spotting. Thanks!
gregster 2013-01-24 19:53:07

I did better on this module than the last one. I sure beats having to go to a class.
gregoey 2013-01-19 18:32:12

Thanks for making this training easy. KC9HIR
KC9HIS 2013-01-18 09:54:09

Thanks for making this information available.
PentecostalPete 2013-01-14 23:44:37

Awesome course and very informative! Thanks for this wonderful opportunity! Vic
KB9WSL 2013-01-09 03:27:56

Very good's great you can take it on-line from home. I would highly recommend it.
rachaelmeaders 2012-11-25 02:30:03

This module is SUPER great! Very informative, easy to read/understand, and realistic! It has amazing pictures that help you to visualize the different weather scenarios. This module is what helped me to become a Storm Spotter. I definitely recommend this to anyone out there! 2012-10-25 17:10:50

Very informative and interesting instruction on the safe and accurate practice of Storm Spotting. Amazing photography illustrates the various types of storm cloud formations. I recommend it to any individual who aspires to serve their community as a SKYWARN Storm Spotter.